• Artesia woman arrested for money laundering in Mescalero case

    An Artesia woman pleaded guilty this afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to a charge of money laundering relating to the recent methamphetamine trafficking…

  • APD warns of scam involving vehicle purchasing

    The Artesia Police Department is advising the public to be aware of a scam involving vehicle purchases. The APD has received reports of an individual…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 17 ARREST 6:06 a.m. – Hector Hernandez Jr., 26, of Artesia, arrested and charged with shoplifting. SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY 4:45 a.m. –…

  • Stolen vehicle reports amount to one recovery, one car still at large

    The Artesia Police Department responded this weekend to a total of five reports of stolen vehicles, only two of which turned out to be actual…

  • Indecent exposure report accidental case

    A report of indecent exposure received by the Artesia Police Department over the lunch hour Friday was the result of a man caught au naturel…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 16 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE 4:44 a.m. – Officer dispatched to North 10th Street and West Texas Avenue in reference to a suspicious…

  • Man charged in securities fraud case pleads guilty

    One of two men involved in a 2011 scheme to sell fraudulent securities to an elderly Carlsbad couple pleaded guilty to two felony charges. Manuel…

  • Carlsbad man pleads guilty to narcotics, firearms charges

    A Carlsbad man pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to violating federal narcotics trafficking and firearms laws. Under the terms of…

  • Public Record

    ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Feb. 12 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE 12:21 a.m. – Officer dispatched to Legacy Inn in reference to a suspicious vehicle. DWI 1:14 a.m. –…

  • Police seeking suspects in burglary

    A report of a potentially armed subject evolved into a residential burglary late Wednesday evening. A reporting party at 304 S. Second St. reported seeing…